About the Exhibition
The Indiana High School Junior Art Invitational Exhibition is a juried exhibition to showcase the artistic talents of high school juniors from around the state. Hosted by Herron School of Art and Design on the campus of IUPUI, the exhibition opens on April 8 and runs through April 22. Prize winners will be announced at 2:30 p.m. during an opening reception on Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Eligibility & Requirements
Submissions are open February 13 through March 3, and must abide by the following guidelines:
- All artwork must be submitted by the art teacher. Submissions are limited to 5 pieces of artwork per art teacher.
- Works must be completed by students of junior (11th grade) standing in high school.
- Two-dimensional works are restricted to a maximum size of 18 x 24 inches, submitted unframed and unmated.
- Three-dimensional works are restricted to a 24 inch maximum in any direction. All submitted work must be original artwork.
- Digital prints of works that were not otherwise created digitally will not be exhibited. Digital paintings and photographs should be labeled as such during the submission process.
- Works chosen for this exhibition must remain in the gallery for the duration of the exhibition.
- Please have image files of all works ready when filling out the submission form. Each image submitted must not exceed 5 MB.
Review and Selection
A jury of Herron faculty members will be judging works. Art teachers will be notified of the winning entries by March 8.
Awards will be given to the top five best works. First, second, and third place awards as well as two honorable mentions will be awarded during the opening reception of the exhibition. Scholarships awarded will apply should the winner choose to enroll at Herron as a full-time freshman.
First Place will receive a $2,000 scholarship to Herron School of Art and Design plus a $400 scholarship to Herron's Honors Art and Design two-week summer program for juniors and seniors.
Second Place will receive a $1,000 scholarship to Herron School of Art and Design plus a $400 scholarship to Herron's Honors Art and Design two-week summer program for juniors and seniors.
Third Place will receive a $500 scholarship to Herron School of Art and Design plus a $200 scholarship to Herron's Honors Art and Design two-week summer program for juniors and seniors.
Two Honorable Mentions will receive $100 scholarships to Herron's Honors Art and Design two-week summer program for juniors and seniors.
The teachers of the first place and second place students will be recognized with $50 off adult tuition for a Saturday Morning workshop or Evenings at Herron course, excluding material fees. These learning opportunities are eligible for continuing education credit toward maintaining certification. Herron will also send letters of commendation to each teacher’s principal and superintendent.
Accepted works will be showcased in an exhibition in Herron's beautiful Marsh Gallery from April 8—22, 2017. The opening reception will take place on Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 2:00 pm—4:00 pm. Prize winners will be announced at 2:30 pm. Tours of the school will be available to our visitors during the opening reception. The event will be publicized via press release, on Herron's website, and through other channels. Teachers will receive an electronic copy of the release to distribute as they please.
February 13 - March 3 | Electronic submission
March 8 | Notice to art teachers of winning entrants
March 14 - April 1 | R.S.V.P. for opening reception
March 30 - April 1 | Delivery of selected works to Herron Galleries
April 8 | Exhibition opening and awards ceremony
April 22 | Exhibition closes
April 24, 25, & 29 | Pick up selected works
Frequently Asked Questions
Can high school juniors submit their own artwork?
No. Only high school art teachers may submit artwork.
What if I am a homeschooled student?
Homeschooled students can still have their work entered. Ask your primary art instructor (keep in mind this could be your parent or guardian) to submit work that you have created as part of your homeschool curriculum.
I am a high school art teacher in Indiana, but did not receive a letter with information on this year's Indiana High School Junior Art Invitational. How can I get on the mailing list for this event?
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and include your name, the name of your high school, your high school's address, your office phone number and email address in order to be added to our mailing list for the following year.
What is the Honors Art and Design two-week summer program?
Designed for high school juniors, seniors and recent graduates who have a serious interest in art and design, the summer Honors Art and Design program offers an intensive two-week course of study developed to strengthen studio art and design skills and build a portfolio of artwork. More information can be found on the Honors Art and Design webpage.
When will scholarships to Herron distribute?
Scholarships for Herron School of Art and Design will be awarded to first, second, and third place winners during the student’s freshman year at Herron and will be split between the fall and spring semesters.
Are the scholarships transferable to another school or university?
No. These scholarships will only be awarded to students who enroll at Herron as a full-time freshman student.
Are the scholarships renewable?
No. The scholarships are one-time awards that will be awarded during the freshman year. However, there are many opportunities for Continuing Herron Student Scholarships.
If artwork is accepted into the exhibition, what are the drop-off times for delivering artwork?
Artwork should be dropped off beginning March 30 and ending April 1 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. in the Berkshire, Reese and Paul Galleries, located in Eskenazi Hall.
If you are unable to drop work off in person, please contact the Herron Galleries at email@example.com for shipping instructions. Shipped artwork must include return address labels and postage. Herron is not liable for lost or damaged artwork during the shipping process.
What are the times for picking up artwork after the exhibition closes?
Artwork may be picked up from the Berkshire, Reese and Paul Galleries on April 24, 25, or 29 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Have more questions? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.